Anyone who loves Cavaliers has been following this tragic turned triumphant story. On Saturday, a full-court press conference celebrated Nina reuniting 21 days later with Bentley. What you might not have seen is that Nina, when beginning to speak at the podium, hands Bentley to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. A perfect PR opportunity … mayor + dog = votes. In true Cavalier style, Bentley immediately licks the mayor’s face. Wait for it. What’s his reaction? A grin and a smile. Then, he promptly shifts Bentley because he understands it will most definitely happen again. A priceless moment in more than the obvious way. Welcome home Nina and Bentley!
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How many people can fit into the same outfit at age 14 and then again at 35? Not me. But Parker donned his old Halloween costume, sported four years ago. He helped greet all of the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood as well as many dressed up dogs. He was a big Halloween hit with kids, adults and our four-legged visitors.
I woke up on Monday feeling terrible. Not lie in bed in the morning, feel better and watch Oprah in the afternoon sick. It was a full day of Billy Crystal, in “When Harry Met Sally,” “aaww, aaww, aaww” ill. I was concerned about spending the day with six-month-old Parker. But, he proved me wrong. He slept right next to me most of that miserable day – only getting up to make trips to get juice (for me) and grab a new toy (for him). By day’s end, all of his toys were in the bed. But, he was calm, loving and content in his day-long location. I’ve heard that Cavaliers are amazing dogs – and I’m a convert. But, on this day, I grew to love our pup (and the entire breed) just a little more. If you are ever not feeling well, call me. I have the feel-better cure for you.
When vaccinating your pet, the vet tells you only a “small percentage” has reactions to the shots. Last night, I was petting our Parker and noticed a lump, about the size of a golf ball on his right hind leg. I had that “mom moment of terror.” He was feeling great – following me around, jumping on the couch, eating/drinking, etc. So, my mind was filled with “what if” thoughts. Lesson learned: never Google “allergic reactions to pet vaccinations.” It is filled with scary, fatalistic conclusions. We were at the vet’s office at 7:30 a.m. the next day. She thought he had a bad reaction to last Friday’s round of vaccinations – specifically the leptospirosis vaccine. Since he is not exhibiting any signs of pain and discomfort, she feels we should not worry. But, to be sure, Parker will have to take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory pills. She notes the swelling should be dramatically reduced and/or gone in three to four days. Here’s hoping this is just a short-lived allergic reaction and that Parker will be on the mend very soon. He needs a week free of neck-encasing plastic cones, invasive shots and foul-tasting pills. Long live our happy, healthy Parker.